Sorry I have been away so long. Due to an illness I was out of commision for a few days and did not even open my laptop until yesterday. I won’t elborate but if you want to read more about it go here.
I have been asked to spread the word about an award to be given to one special military child. Operation Homefront, an organization that provides financial assitance to our wounded warriors, will give out the Military Child Award.
Nominations close February 25 for the 2010 Military Child Award. The award recognize the service and sacrifices of the nation’s youngest heroes. Anyone can nominate a deserving child for the award, but the nominee must be enrolled in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS) and be between the ages of 8 and 18. The winner will receive $5,000 and will be flown with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for the award ceremony.
Go directly to the eballot or to Operation Homefront to nominate children of both active duty and Guard/Reserve families. In addition to the financial award and travel expenses, meals and accommodations for two will also be provided.
“The sons and daughters of America’s service members learn what patriotism is at a very young age,” said Jim Knotts, chief operating officer, Operation Homefront. “Children in military families understand sacrifice and live with the concept of service. This is what the Military Child Award honors.”
I am sure just about everyone knows a child with a parent or parents that are serving our country. If you do, and that child is eligible, please nominate that child. I am also going to ask a special favor of my readers. I would greatly appreciate if one of my readers would Stumbleupon this post. You can use the ShareThis button in the sidebar. That would help get the word out so that many children have the opportunity to win this award. Thanks for your help and if you stumble this post please leave me a comment so that I may thank you personally.